Who photographed the Chrysler Building?

Margaret Bourke-White
In 1930, Margaret Bourke-White was commissioned by the Chrysler Corporation to photograph their new, 77-story, 1,046-foot skyscraper, while it was still under construction.

Where did Margaret Bourke-White live?

Margaret Bourke-White/Places lived

What is Margaret Bourke-White known for?

Margaret Bourke-White was a woman of firsts: the first photographer for Fortune, the first Western professional photographer permitted into the Soviet Union, Life magazine’s first female photographer, and the first female war correspondent credentialed to work in combat zones during World War II.

What camera did Margaret Bourke-White use?

¼ x 4 ¼ Ica Reflex
It was a 3 ¼ x 4 ¼ Ica Reflex. The camera had cost her mother $20 and it had a cracked lens. She took a one-week course under Clarence H.

What are the heads on the Chrysler building?

The building was customized with automobile designs, pineapple and eagle heads.

What is the roof of the Chrysler building made of?

The building, with its stepped spires, is constructed using masonry with a steel frame and stainless-steel cladding. The cladding is ribbed and riveted in a radiating sunburst motif with triangular vaulted windows.

Was Margaret Bourke-White in the military?

Bourke-White was the first female war correspondent and the first woman to be allowed to work in combat zones during World War II.

Where did Margaret Bourke-White grow up?

Margaret Bourke-White was born in New York City and attended the Clarence H. White School of Photography in 1921-22. After graduating from college in 1927, she pursued a career in photography and opened a photography studio in Cleveland.

What major technical error happened when Margaret Bourke-White tried to take photos of the hot steel?

Bourke-White’s first pictures inside the steel factory in Cleveland were a failure. The difference between the bright burning metal and the black factory walls was too extreme for her camera. She could not solve the problem until she got new equipment and discovered new techniques of photography.

Who took the photo of Margaret Bourke-White?

In the fall of 1936, Henry Luce again offered Bourke-White a job, this time as a staff photographer for his newly conceived Life magazine. Bourke-White was one of the first four photographers hired, and her photograph Fort Peck Dam was reproduced on the first cover.